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Leukemoid reaction


A leukemoid reaction is a reaction resembling leukemia , but is actually due to other conditions such as infections or other disease processes. As with leukemia, a person having a leukemoid reaction has a disorganized increase in immature white blood cells in the blood and bone marrow.

Update Date: 6/2/2003

Scott Howard, M.D., M.S., Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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